Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2003

Friday-Today, May 30-June 1

• Juneau Sports Association - Marlintini's-Coca-Cola Softball Tournament: Registration for this tournament took place on Thursday, May 15. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1, with all games taking place at Dimond Park. There will be three men's divisions and a coed free-for-all division (new this year). The team fee is $225 and teams are guaranteed at least four games. All JSA-registered coed players are eligible to play on any team in the coed division. Info: John Boucher, 789-0608, or Craig Kahklen, 789-5664, or registration forms can be found on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.

Today, June 1

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Auke Rec Long Course Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreational Area for a race start at 10 a.m. Course is 37.5 miles out and back along Glacier Highway. Info: Scott and Betsy Fischer, 789-2033.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round Four: Races take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Juneau Harbor Turning Basin. Races are open to any single-hulled sailboat, including liveaboards. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or Damon Cruz, by e-mail at dcruz@gci.net.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club bike maintenance clinics - Meet from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the new location of Road and Mountain Gears, 2221 Dunn Street (across from Frontier Suites hotel and behind Skaters Edge). Each class costs $10, or $15 for both, and there is a class size limit of 15 people. The instructor will be Hans Moser. Bring your bike and a stand (if you have one). Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance. Please dress to get dirty. Info: for questions about the clinics, call Hans Moser, 789-4327, and to register, contact Cheryl Levitt by e-mail at cheryl@ktoo.org.

• Capital City Soccer League adult soccer registration - Team registration for the summer men's and women's leagues will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the conference room of the downtown Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way. Women's Classic League registration forms also will be available at this time. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Juneau Yacht Club's Graham Room. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or Damon Cruz, by e-mail at dcruz@gci.net.

• Pipeline skateboard and in-line skate clinic - Meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on tuesday-Wednesday, June 10-11, at Pipeline Skate Park, 2400 Mendenhall Loop Road. This clinic, which is sponsored by Zach Gordon Youth Center, is for young people ages 6-15. The cost is $15. Get registration forms at the front desk at Zach Gordon Youth Center (396 Whittier Street), or contact James Johnson or Norman Flood III at the skate park from 6:30-10 p.m. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635 (after 11 a.m. Monday through Friday).

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth soccer league coaches needed - Volunteer coaches are needed for the 2003 youth soccer seasons sponsored by Parks and Rec. People who are knowledgeable about the game of soccer and enjoy working with young people are encouraged to apply. The time commitment is about four hours a week. Potential coaches can call or stop by the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Info: Andrea Carioti, recreation leader, 586-5226.

• Houston's Hoop Camp 2003 registration - The 29th annual version of this event will feature three separate camps during June. Camp One is for students entering grades 2-6 and takes place June 9-13. Camp Two is for those entering grades 6-9 and is June 15-21. Camp Three is for those entering grades 9-12 and takes place June 22-28. The fee is $85 per player for Camp One and $175 for Camps Two and Three. Each camp is limited to 125 athletes on a first-come, first-seved basis. Families with more than one child will receive a one-time discount of $25. Sixth-graders wanting to participate in both Camps One and Two will pay $225, while ninth-graders wanting to do both Camps Two and Three will pay $300. There is a special price of $150 per player for teams of seven or more players. All instruction will take place at gyms at the Marie Drake Annex, Harborview Elementary School, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School or the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Instructors will be college and high school coaches and players from Alaska, Washington and Oregon, and there may be a special appearance by JDHS grad Carlos Boozer, who plays for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Proceeds from the camps help fund the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball program. Info: JDHS boys head coach George Houston, 586-2450 home, 523-1537 school.

• Doyle Baseball School - The Gastineau Channel Little League hosts this event on June 9-13, with Ron Wolfe serving as coordinator. Registration can take place on the Web at http://www.eteamz.com/gcllak/, then click the Register for Our Events link on the left of the page. There are half-day and full-day rates and the school is open to the following age groups - age 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-older. This is the eighth year GCLL has hosted the school and partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Info: Ron Wolfe, 789-3353 (evenings) or Ricki Stewart, 780-6266 (evenings).

• Juneau Tennis Association - Second Annual Outdoor Tennis Tournament registration: Dates for this tournament have changed. Entry forms now are due by Wednesday, June 11, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC-The Alaska Club. The tournament draw takes place on Thursday, June 12. This tournament will take place at Cope Park on Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15 (if it rains, matches will move to JRC-The Alaska Club). There will be men's, women's and mixed doubles divisions, and a junior singles division. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.

• Water Safety Instructor aide course - This WSI certificate course runs from 8-11:30 a.m. on June 16-20 at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. This course is designed for individuals age 10-older who exhibit a strong sense of maturity and responsibility. Water Safety Instructor aide candidates must be able to demonstrate all the skills listed for Level IV of the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program. The course fee is $39.50 (includes 5-percent sales tax), plus $6 for certification. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for the 2003 race, which takes place on Saturday, June 21, from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska. This year team captains need to enter their team in its proper category and pay the fees as soon as possible, with the final team roster being submitted by June 10. The early registration deadline was May 20, and there is a limit of 1,200 riders in the relay race. The categories are for eight, four, two and solo riders, with men's, women's and mixed divisions. All team members must be registered by 3 p.m. ADT, on June 10. Race information is available on the Internet at http://www.kcibr.org, or by contacting Sport Yukon in Whitehorse, Y.T., or the Haines Chamber of Commerce in Haines. Info: Sport Yukon, 1-867-633-2579, or by e-mail at info@kcibr.org.

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon was due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at http://www.polarcom.com/~riverquest. Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at riverquest@polarcom.com.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (June 7) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (June 6) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 1 and 8) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (June 6) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 1 and 8) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays (June 1, 8 and 15, from 7-9 p.m. on June 22) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays (June 4, 11, 18 and 25) at Adair-Kennedy. There will be open scrimmages for women (age 18-older) from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 1, 8 and 15). There will be a seven-a-side coed tournament starting at noon on Saturday, May 31, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (players must register by May 30). Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the June 5 meeting at the covered picnic area at Auke Recreation Area, the June 12 meeting at the Mendenhall River Trail parking lot at the end of River Road, the June 19 meeting at Sandy Beach, the June 26 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track and the July 3 meeting at the outdoor covered play area at Riverbend School. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During the summer, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; drop-in tennis from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays; drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays; drop-in basketball from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line skating from 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Rental times also are available. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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